New Delhi, October 8, 2015: Two months ago the Indian government sent a directive to all smartphone manufacturers to include a panic button or a SOS feature in all its smartphones.
Honor India is the first mobile handset brand to incorporate a pre-embedded SOS feature in the phone. The SOS feature will be an application which can be configured by the user as per their convenience. It can be activated by pressing the power button and shaking the phone as well as other combination of buttons. This feature will be made available in the first batch of Honor 7 which was launched here yesterday.
The Honor 7’s frame-free metallic fingerprint reader allows for rapid 360-degree fingerprint authentication from various angles and even boasts a self-learning capability that allows scanning accuracy to be enhanced through the subtle re-recording of registered fingerprints during use. The reader also supports intuitive gesture control that enables users to do everything from answering calls to take photos to check notifications. The fingerprint technology integrates dual hardware security defense systems, protecting your private data through the safe, app lock and visitor mode. It provides a solution that requires a smaller fingerprint touch area and screen unlock within shortest time span of 0.5 seconds. It allows the user to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to open the notification panel and double-touch on the fingerprint sensor to dismiss all notifications. The phone is priced at Rs 22999.
Says P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India – Consumer Business Group: "The Honor 7 embodies the philosophy and mission to enable superior mobile internet experiences for the internet generation and is a perfect choice for the creatively inclined.”
Powered by a HiSilicon octa-core Kirin 935 processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM it comes with Huawei’s Signal+ technology and a smart dual-antenna design allows for the networks with stronger signals to be found at 80-times the average speed of similar devices.
The Honor 7’s multimedia capabilities are facilitated in part by its 20 MP rear-facing camera, which is powered by a Sony IMX 230 sensor and Honor’s PDAF fast-focusing technology that allows its f/2.0-aperture lens to capture strikingly vivid low-light-condition images in as little as 0.1 seconds. The 8MP front-facing camera meanwhile offers a wide-angle f/2.4 aperture lens and built-in LED flash.
For the creatively inclined the Honor 7 offers a host of personalized filters, while its Good Food mode makes taking professional-grade meal shots a breeze. The device is also equipped with a light-painting capability through which users can construct vibrant artistic images.
The Honor features voice capabilities, such as the ability to be woken up with a designated command, like “Dear Honor”. Follow that up with a “where are you” and the device calls to the user to indicate its location. The Honor 7 also makes taking screenshots easier with its knuckle-tap feature, through which users need only tap on the screen twice with their knuckles for an instant full-screen capture.
The Honor 7 will be available in two colors, Mystery Gray and Fantasy Silver at the retail price of Rs. 22, 999, starting 15th October, 2015 on Flipkart.